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Lighthouse at The Promenade

Barbecue, European, Romanian
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23, Goubert Avenue, Beside Old light house, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 222 7750
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, best sea view of Pondichéry

I had both South and North Indian dishes, and enjoyed everything. Nice friendly service. They even made some mango juice for me that was not on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Joemadi
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Paris, France
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Paris, France
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had both South and North Indian dishes, and enjoyed everything. Nice friendly service. They even made some mango juice for me that was not on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Order: Snapper, papaya salad. Thumbs up: Food (esp. Sea food), Promenade view from rooftop and service. Thumbs down: Avg. Veg food. Tip: Go for after drink at risk. Also, this is now called Bay of Buddha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am very fond of the Hotel, Its staff is overwhelmingly nice, a very able Manager, very pleasing hotel. The Restaurant is good in all aspects. Tough its gets a little humid late into the night but all gets overlooked by the experience. Strongly Recommended. Dinner Buffet is awesome. All options. Very aptly priced.,

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We reached Pondicherry around 12 in the afternoon, Since we drove down from Bangalore we were little tired and wanted a place to have good food accompanied with a glass of wine. Thus we landed in Promanade. The initial look was just like any other buffet at a 3 star hotel but hold on a closer look tells you this... More 

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Kanathur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A lovely cooling and refreshing welcome drink followed with a wooden platter of hot and melting bread. I enjoyed it. Then came slivers of thin crust and a dip of salsa. The buffet spread was nice and the mango dal was out of this world. The snapper fish with spinach was nice. I didn't try anything else, for these 02... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arrived late evening so wasn't able to see anything out at sea, but was nice to eat outside. The menu was a fusion of Zen and Indian, I had a soup for starter and King prawn for main. The food was ok nothing special, the service was very lacking as was the lighting around our table. We had to ask... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a simple vegetarian meal of steamed wontons as appetizers and schezwan rice and vegetable curry dish with exotic vegetables made specially for us by the chef. The food was really good but the rooftop setting facing the sea was ruined by children running around. We did complain but the waiters did nothing beyond just trying to tell the... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Lighthouse at the Promenade has been renamed as The Buddha Bay, hoping to give it a zen and an oriental feel. The decor was the same as before and to give the place a "different look" they just put a stone pond/fountain with a Buddha statue right in the middle - Cliche' We ordered some wine and the wine... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had eaten at a number of places in Pondicherry and decide to try out the food at this place one afternoon so we walked into the restaurant on the ground floor for lunch one day, there was a reasonably well spread buffet at a reasonable price but we opted to order our own choice of dishes. We placed our... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Having experienced their awesome roof top restaurant and the bar, multiple times, i went this morning to have breakfast. The buffet breakfast was a big let down. The food was not tasty. The only good thing was the watermelon juice and the lassi.

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Address: 23, Goubert Avenue, Beside Old light house, Pondicherry, India
Phone Number: +91 413 222 7750
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
Cuisine: Barbecue, European, Romanian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23, Goubert Avenue, Beside Old light house, Pondicherry, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 222 7750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, European, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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